Handmade Block-Printed Tablecloth from India from MyMela


MyMela’s Silver Speckle Red Tablecloth makes me want to throw an impromptu dinner party. . .or a romantic meal for 2. 


This tablecloth really speaks to me—I love the colour combination, the feel of the , and the fact that it is handmade. Greg and I spent half a year in in 2003/2004, and one of the things I most remember is the time we spent touring a textile museum. During the tour we learnt all about the different printing techniques used in . My favourite printing technique that we learnt about is block printing, like what is used to create the patterns on this tablecloth.

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Silver raindrops shower on this lovely light-weight cotton tablecloth with a tomato red background and intricate silver border.
• Approx. size: 90″L x 60″W

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What I love about handmade products is the imperfections. Mass-produced items look too uniform, without any interesting details.

Rakesh Hand Printers is a family business that specializes in hand block printed textiles. It is named after Rakesh Anchara, the youngest of three generations of textile printers. Anchara’s family started the business in a small township called Sanganer on the outskirts of Jaipur, the bustling capital of Rajasthan. Sanganer is renowned for its ethnic textile products and it is here that Anchara works with 5 other artisans to create beautiful hand blockprinted bed covers, cushion covers, tablecloths, runners and napkins.

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I was provided a tablecloth for . I was not compensated in any other way.

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